Welcome to Earth: Complete Short Fiction Volume 1 – eighteen short stories, each with an introduction giving context, anecdotes, and a glimpse into the life of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Robert J. Sawyer. This is the first of three volumes collecting all his short fiction.
Here are science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories from the downside of receiving the Encyclopaedia Galactica to the upside of breaking a leg, from an alien on trial to the theft of the Stanley Cup, plus:
- A teenage boy buys a haunted car
- A parallel-world Neanderthal visits the Vietnam Veterans Wall
- Sherlock Holmes solves the Fermi Paradox
- A tightrope walker falls for a deal with the devil
- And (spoiler alert) those aren’t alligators in the sewer…
Earth includes: Flashes; Gator; Last But Not Least; Uphill Climb; Where the Heart Is; Lost in the Mail (Aurora Award finalist); The Contest; Shed Skin (Hugo Award finalist); The Abdication of Pope Mary III; Fallen Angel (Bram Stoker Award finalist); The Transformed Man (Aurora Award winner), The Stanley Cup Caper; Black Reflection; The Good Doctor; Driving a Bargain; Looking for Gordo; Ours to Discover; and You See, But You Do Not Observe (Le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France) winner, best foreign short story).
The next two volumes are Space: Complete Short Fiction Volume 2 and Time: Complete Short Fiction Volume 3.